Swedish Man Beats Rape Charge Because Victim Was Transgendered

Swedish Man Beats Rape Charge Because Victim Was Transgendered

In Sweden, the law does not protect everyone. A judge recently cleared a man of rape because the victim was a transgender woman with male genitalia—apparently, in Sweden, a man cannot rape another man. According to prosecutors, the defendant was "brutally violent," but the crime "never had the possibility of being fulfilled" because the man had a penis.

He didn't get off completely however, as he was found guilty of assault. Still, the judge could use lessons in anatomy, sexual education, and compassion.

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[via The Huffington Post]

Tags: sweden, rape, transgender
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